In honor of Julia Child

by Rachel Baker on October 16, 2014

Julie Child would have been 101 today. In honor of her birthday, brainpickings.org has shared an illustrated book about how she conquered the world and made us all better cooks than we may have been otherwise.

How Beloved Chef and Entrepreneur Julia Child Conquered the World: An Illustrated Life Story.

Legendary chef Julia Child, who would have been 101 today, not only revolutionized the world of cookbooks but was also a remarkable beacon of entrepreneurship and perseverance more than a decade before women started raising their voices in the media world. Her unrelenting spirit and generous heart cast her as one of modern history’s most timeless role models, and that’s precisely what writer and illustrator Jessie Hartland celebrates in the endlessly wonderful Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child (public library) — a heartening illustrated biography of the beloved chef, intended to enchant young readers with her story but certain to delight all of us. Hartland’s vibrant drawings — somewhere between Maira Kalman, Wendy MacNaughton, and Vladimir Radunsky — exude the very charisma that made Childs an icon, and infuse her legacy with fresh joy.

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